Declan Rice is clearly good enough, Gareth Southgate should bend over backwards to get him in and England shirt

Yesterday’s social-media post, showing Rice in an Ireland shirt, might have looked mischievous to Gareth Southgate and his FA employers. Yet all’s fair in love, war and the increasingly complex question of international football affiliation. West Ham’s brilliant midfield anchorman, who has confirmed himself as one of the finest young players in the Premier League this season, made three senior […]

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When does October half term end and when will schools break up for Christmas?

After they return from their week off, the next round of holidays in the 2018/2019 academic year will be Christmas. When does half term finish? School holiday dates in the UK can vary between the different local education authorities, but most English schools broke up for half term on October 19. They have a week off school before returning around […]

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Queen beams with joy as she enjoys annual Braemar Highland Gathering with Prince Charles

The monarch appeared to be in good spirits as she enjoyed the annual event with Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Her Majesty is patron of the Braemar Gathering which is held each year a short distance from the royals' summer retreat on the Balmoral estate. The 92-year-old, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, appeared to giggle as she sat with two of […]

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